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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Those that ran the polity of science were ____.
(a) Democratic.
(b) Dictators.
(c) Uninformed.
(d) Blind.

2. The author states that everything should be observed from the _____ to the human body.
(a) Heavens.
(b) Smallest insect.
(c) Bottom of the sea.
(d) Earth's core.

3. The first part is referred to as being ______ outlined.
(a) Haphazardly.
(b) Sloppily.
(c) Loosely.
(d) Temporarily.

4. The first part of the work is to equip the intellect to do which of the following?
(a) Move forward.
(b) Question itself.
(c) Process information.
(d) Be rebuilt.

5. Ultimately, man is nature's _____.
(a) Opponent..
(b) Experiment.
(c) Folly.
(d) Servant.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bacon believes that the human mind easily misuses its ____ in many ways.

2. It is stated that the author believes that men tend to misunderstand their _____.

3. Part of the reason for the movement was to show that the knowledge in _____ was stagnant.

4. Which of the following is the process of reasoning probabilistically?

5. Of the ideas of the mind are poorly constructed and ____.

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the fault of the ancients regarding philosophy?

2. Why did Bacon feel experiments were necessary to prove one's logic?

3. Explain the fourth, fifth and sixth parts of the text.

4. Why did Bacon believed that it was pointless to argue simple human observation?

5. What are Bacon's thoughts on the advancement of philosophy?

6. Why did Francis Bacon apologize to King James I in his dedication to "The Great Instauration?" What did Bacon say?

7. Define syllogism and the reason Bacon thought it was inferior to complete the task, which is to make men more forward thinking.

8. What was Bacon's way of counteracting the ways of the ancients?

9. Discuss the process used by traditional logicians.

10. How does Bacon referred to the wisdom of the Greeks? Additionally how does Bacon compare the state of learning to which mythical character?

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